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PlantFiles: Garden Phlox
Phlox paniculata 'Orange Perfection'

Family: Polemoniaceae (po-le-moh-nee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Phlox (floks) (Info)
Species: paniculata (pan-ick-yoo-LAY-tuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Orange Perfection

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21 members have or want this plant for trade.


24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

USDA Zone 3a: to -39.9 C (-40 F)
USDA Zone 3b: to -37.2 C (-35 F)
USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 C (-30 F)
USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 C (-25 F)
USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)
USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)
USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)
USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)
USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)
USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun


Bloom Color:

Bloom Time:
Mid Summer
Late Summer/Early Fall


Other details:
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds
Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
Self-sows freely; deadhead if you do not want volunteer seedlings next season

Soil pH requirements:
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)
7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:
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Propagation Methods:
By dividing the rootball
From herbaceous stem cuttings

Seed Collecting:
N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

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2 positives
4 neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive ms_greenjeans On Aug 12, 2011, ms_greenjeans from Hopkins, MN (Zone 4a) wrote:

I've not been particularly crazy about phlox in the past; Orange Perfection is the first one I've planted in quite awhile. This is the second year . It has been mildew resistant and blooms nicely. I agree the color is not a true orange, but it's bright and I find it pleasing.

Neutral gromet On Jul 22, 2011, gromet from Warrenville, IL wrote:

Orange Perfection seems to mean that the color orange shows up when conditions are perfect. Does perfect mean just full sun, or is there something else I can do with soil. Maybe more fertilizer/water? less fertilizer/water? I will appreciate any help because I would really like those orange flowers for an upcoming wedding. :o)

Neutral Just_Grow_It On Sep 26, 2010, Just_Grow_It from Manassas, VA wrote:

It's a decent enough plant, but it's definitely not orange. Not even close.

Neutral Marlina On Aug 6, 2009, Marlina from Blaine, MN (Zone 4b) wrote:

I have to wait to see if this phlox gets bigger in time. Has not in the first year.Doesn't seem to have a lot of problems with the mildew . It is the last of my phlox to bloom . Started the other day with one. It is a pretty color and I am glad that it actually is some sort of orange....Hope to be pleased next year..

Positive mystic On Jul 13, 2004, mystic from Ewing, KY (Zone 6a) wrote:

I love this one the color is amazing. I don't think there is any picture that can do it justice. So far the heat doesn't seem to bother it.

Neutral lupinelover On Jan 29, 2003, lupinelover from Grove City, OH (Zone 6a) wrote:

The color depends on growing conditions: under ideal circumstances, true orange can be achieved. There may be some salmon or fuchsia in it. Seed does not come true.


This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Cordele, Georgia
Machesney Park, Illinois
Mount Prospect, Illinois
Plainfield, Illinois
Warrenville, Illinois
Fishers, Indiana
Ewing, Kentucky
Hebron, Kentucky
Hopkins, Minnesota
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Wayzata, Minnesota
Auburn, New Hampshire
Trenton, New Jersey
Jefferson, New York
Glenshaw, Pennsylvania
Indiana, Pennsylvania
Knoxville, Tennessee
Austin, Texas
Iredell, Texas
Twin Lakes, Wisconsin

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